Smoke and Mirrors

Hi guys, here’s a quick one – a wee social media gimmick I commandeered recently:

It’s not all just smoke and mirrors you know!

Actually, that’s exactly what it is.

Easy trick to get an interesting background for your instagrams...

Literally, all you need is a mirror….

…and a camera, I suppose.

Easy mirror trick for a neat instagram background for "1986" by Tiina Lilja

Works for video or photos, but you may want to wait for pleasant weather.  Between this still and my video, the sun was up and my wee insta clip wasn’t quite as nice as the photo, but here we are.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  I have been on a lookout for new ways to present my work and this trick looked really nice.  Well, I’d say that, wouldn’t I, but what do you think?

I got a few blogs lined up for you in a bit, an announcement and a bit of new work, but that’s going to need to wait until I’m done celebrating my 30th birthday.

Till then, keep calm and create!

Txxx

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Come Draw With Me

Real talk: the lockdown is starting to get to me.

In other words, I find myself getting anxious about the silliest things and constantly second guessing the value of my work.

During these times of increased levels of existential dread, I put on Bob Ross and binge the Joy of Painting or find other suitably relaxing content on You Tube.  Others meditate or run marathons, but i prefer to watch something mindlessly satisfying on a small screen while I sketch.

geometric illustration

On the off-chance you too might be looking for absolutely non-Covid-19 related content to calm yourself down, I decided to create some strangely satisfying doodling-videos of my own.

So, follow my process of sketching out a geometric line drawing or a bohemian gypsy-rose.  Grab a pen and paper of your own and draw with me, or simply let the hypnotic line-work lull you to a better place where the pubs are open and your mother-in-law is allowed to visit.*  Either way, hope you enjoy my humble contribution to the slow television corner of the internet.

*Or maybe not, depending on the mother in law – mine is dead nice, though.

As Bob would say,

“Happy painting.” 

Tx